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28 Women: A Chance for Independence

28 single mothers, who decided to enter a woman's shelter in Phoenix, share their experiences in this documentary. Their life experiences are examined as these women struggle to achieve self-sufficiency in a safe environment and describe their individual pursuits to construct a stable foundation for an independent family life. 2005. 17 min.

3 Minutes of Fame: NIAD on TV New Visions Gallery

A television presentation on the National Institute of Art and Disabilities in Richmond, California and efforts by residents of Contra Costa County to build a fine arts center for developmentally challenged artists in Walnut Creek, California. [Calif.]: Bay TV News, 2000. [From the archives of National Institute of Art and Disabilities and the Office of Disability Studies, University of California, Berkeley] 3 min.

30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle

Journalist Rustin Thompson takes his camera into the fray of the protests and riots that erupted during the week of the WTO conference in Seattle in November 1999. Includes up-close footage of protesters, police, delegates and bureaucrats, capturing the passion, confusion and anger of everyone involved. c2000. 72 min.
Awards American Library Association Video Round Table: Notable Videos for Adults

30 Frames a Second: The WTO in Seattle

A compelling first-person account by veteran cameraman Rustin Thompson, who covered the November 1999 WTO conference as an independent journalist. Thompson takes the viewer into the fray of tear gas, pepper spray and police abuse; behind the lines and inside the convention center and press rooms; and along the marches, sit-ins and demonstrations. The result is an impressionistic journal of a decisive week that exploded into a massive expression of freedom: of speech, of assembly and the press. 2000. 75 min.

300 Years of Housing

Examines trends, styles, and examples of housing and construction materials in England from the 1600s to the late 1900s. 2002. 28 min.

3551, a Story of Change

Presents the demobilization process of some 3551 child soldiers of the Sudan People's Liberation Army by UNICEF in southern Sudan. 199? 28 min.

4 Little Girls

Producer/director, Spike Lee. The Birmingham Campaign was launched in 1963. Martin Luther King Jr. and other activists were soon jailed... but it was the participation of the children that advanced the momentum of the Birmingham movement. They marched alongside the adults and were taken to jail with them as well. The 16th St. Baptist Church was close to the downtown area, it was an ideal location to hold rallies and meetings. On Sunday morning, Sept.

40 years of the Documenta

Presents 2 segments from a German television news magazine. Part 1 visits the exhibition "Documenta" considered to be the most important forum for contemporeay art and takes a retrospective look at previous Documenta exhibitions which began in 1955. Part 2 visits the current 1997 "Documenta X" exhibition. 1997. 27 min.

41 Days: An Unfinished Documentary Film

The title refers to the 41 day "power outage" in Berkeley, California during the time that city's voter approved ban on electroshock was in effect. The film documents the earlier days of the movement for human rights and against psychiatric oppression, and includes interviews with activists and footage from demonstrations. Produced, directed, edited and narrated by Richard Cohen. 1998. 52 min.

45/85: America and the World Since World War II

v. 1. From the jubilation of V-J day to the shocking Rosenberg Trial, 1945-1952 -- v. 2. From the invention of television to the first steps in space, 1953-1960 -- v. 3. From the Kennedy era to the final U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam, 1961-1975 -- v. 4. From America's bicentennial celebration to the Geneva summit, 1976-1985. 213 min.

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